140-gram vinyl 2016 reissue
Coming October 2016, Geffen/Universal Music Enterprises is reissuing Weezer’s first six albums on standard 140-gram vinyl. The SoCal quartet’s incredible run of Geffen Records releases – 1994’s Weezer (The Blue Album), 1996’s Pinkerton, 2001’s Weezer (The Green Album), 2002’s Maladroit, 2005’s Make Believe and 2008’s Weezer (The Red Album) – helped redefine the genre, mixing guitar hooks with a sense of geek-smart humor that radiated into the band’s popular live act and multitude of cutting-edge videos and visuals.
Few bands emerged as fully formed as Weezer, with its reimagined vision of rock ‘n' roll. With 17 million albums sold worldwide, and two LPs on Rolling Stone's list of most influential ever made, the L.A. quartet helmed by singer-guitarist Rivers Cuomo proved to be as popular as they are pioneering.
Similar to their other releases, Weezer's 2008 self-titled record is more well-known as The Red Album. This record is their only release to feature lead vocals from all four band members.
The songs on these vinyl reissues truly speak for themselves; chances are, you already know quite a lot of them, from Maladroit‘s "Keep Fishin'" (whose video epically featured the band in an episode of The Muppet Show) to Weezer (The Red Album)‘s "Pork and Beans" to Make Believe‘s Aughts-defining anthem "Beverly Hills," and more. These vinyl reissues serve as a brilliant refresher course for the story of band who are still making an indelible mark on music today.
|The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations On A Shaker Hymn)|
|Pork And Beans (Album Version)|
|Everybody Get Dangerous|
|Thought I Knew|
|Cold Dark World|
|The Angel And The One|